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dc.contributor.authorRomaniuk, Madeline
dc.contributor.authorKidd, Chloe
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T03:53:06Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T03:53:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1839-2733en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384455
dc.description.abstractBackground: Previous literature has noted a substantial proportion of veterans experience difficulty reintegrating into civilian society following discharge from military service, which may have a significant impact on their psychosocial functioning. Purpose: This review aimed to identify, describe and thematically synthesise literature on veteran reintegration following discharge from military service, focusing on psychological adjustment experiences. Material and methods: A systematic multi-database text word search incorporating search results from the databases PsycINFO, Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Military and Government Collection, Scopus and Web of Science. Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ) was used to assess the quality of included studies, and thematic synthesis was used to review the studies and identify common themes. Results: The review identified 18 qualitative and mixed methods studies that met inclusion and exclusion criteria. Synthesis of studies revealed that veterans experience significant and multiple losses following discharge from military service. Overall, veterans’ transition experiences were impacted by the loss of military culture and community, a loss of identity, and the loss of purpose. These findings were consistent across countries and contexts. This review also identified a number of limitations and gaps in the current literature and outlined strategies to address such limitations in future research. Conclusion: These findings establish the importance of addressing the experience of loss for transitioning military veterans.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAustralasian Military Medicine Associationen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://jmvh.org/article/the-psychological-adjustment-experience-of-reintegration-following-discharge-from-military-service-a-systemic-review/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom60en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto73en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Military and Veterans' Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103en_US
dc.titleThe Psychological Adjustment Experience of Reintegration Following Discharge from Military Service: A Systematic Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Journal of Military and Veterans' Health. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorRomaniuk, Madeline
gro.griffith.authorKidd, Chloe E.


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